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Grants Available for Social Service Agencies

St. Petersburg, FL (May 20, 2020) - Social service agencies that provide homeless services and/or homeless prevention services are invited to apply to take advantage of up to $50,000 in Social Action Funding grants from the City of St. Petersburg.

Applications will be open May 20-July 6 and can be found at

Priority will be given to agencies that provide services for:

  • Homeless families with minor or dependent children
  • Unaccompanied youth
  • Individuals (who are most vulnerable)
  • Chronically homeless individuals and Veterans
  • Victims of domestic violence

Only one application per agency is permitted for competitive funding, except that an agency may submit additional applications for programs which provide any of the following critical services: storage units for personal items belonging to homeless individuals, call centers to assist persons with prevention of homelessness or to assist those who are already homeless, and discretionary funds for street outreach to homeless individuals and families.

To be eligible, applicants must attend the mandatory Bidders/Technical Assistance Workshop, which will be held virtually via Zoom this year. Interested applicants are requested to print the application and guidelines found at and have them available during the workshop.

Bidders/Technical Assistance Workshop
Friday, June 5, 2020, 9-11 a.m.
Webinar ID: 977 5062 3927 #
Click here to attend 

In Fiscal Year 2020, the City awarded $583,800 in Social Action Funding grants to 14 organizations in the community.

For more information and the application, visit or contact Theresa Jones at or 727-893-7627.

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